Akuna Capital Offices – Chicago

Australian coastal ambiance meets the shores of Lake Michigan in the design of Akuna Capital's Chicago office, a workplace that reflects the financial firm's beginnings in Sydney.

  • Client Akuna Capital,
  • size 28,500 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Chicago, Illinois, United States,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Earles Architects and Associates have realized the offices of Akuna Capital, a financial institution, located in Chicago, Illinois.

    Earles Architects and Associates (EAA) has completed a 28,500-square-foot expansion to Akuna Capital’s corporate headquarters in Chicago. The global trading firm focuses on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data-driven solutions, and automation. The project was completed in July with general contractor Clune Construction.

    The space was designed to reflect the firm’s beginnings in Sydney, utilizing light and an airy blue-hued finish palette. Accents adding to the coastal ambience include wicker chairs in the lounge, curved glass outlining the meeting rooms, and a water vapor fire feature. The office space includes amenities such as a full-service staffed café, ping pong tables, hidden speakeasy and lounge, napping room, mothers’ room and a variety of break areas for employees. In addition, a separated residential-style work area called the ‘hackathon house’ – a loft-style apartment – provides a highly productive environment where programmers can create and engineer undisturbed.

    EAA’s commercial furnishings division, SEAATS, provided furniture design, layout, and coordination for seating and lounge furniture. Forward Space supplied the workstation desks, conferencing solutions, and seating.

    Design: Earles Architects and Associates
    Contractor: Clune Construction
    Photography: Tony Soluri Photography